Some Tips on Installation of Fedora x86_64

After a fresh installation of Fedora, you may want to add some more features which would help you work or enjoy media and movies.

At first, you should install rpmfusion-free and rpmfusion-nonfree respositories, and enable them.

1. Install MPlayer and Xine

sudo yum install mplayer mplayer-gui \
gecko-mediaplayer mencoder xine-lib-extras xine-lib-extras-freeworld \
vlc rhythmbox gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-plugins-bad \
gstreamer-ffmpeg xine-ui

supposed you installed RhythmBox, but it does not work. please execute the following lines to rebuild the plugins data.

rm $HOME/.gstreamer-0.10/registry.x86_64.bin

2. Install compiz desktop effects

sudo yum install emerald-themes compiz-fusion-extras emerald \
compiz-fusion compiz-manager compiz-fusion-extras-gnome \
gnome-compiz-manager libcompizconfig compiz-fusion-gnome ccsm fusion-icon

3. Install skype

sudo yum install libXv.i686 libSScrnSaver.i686 qt.i686 qt-x11.i686 -y

and download the skype 32bit version for fedora from skype official site and execute

sudo yum localinstall ./skype-.rpm --nogpgcheck -y

4. Install Acrobat Reader
Generally, Fedora provides a good reader for pdf files, but it’s still necessary for installing acrobat reader. Please download acrobat reader for fedora at first, of course, it only provides 32 bit version up to now.

sudo yum localinstall ./AdbeRdr*_enu.rpm --nogpgcheck -y

and yum will solve dependencies automatically.

5. Install Adobe AIR
please refer my previous post

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